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Lawyer asks DA to drop charges against singing man

James Ochse
ALLENTOWN, Pa.

A lawyer representing the Allentown man who was busted while singing a Beach Boys song outside a center-city restaurant last month is asking Lehigh County's district attorney to drop the charges against him. 

City Council approves new Allentown finance director

Brent Hartzell (on left) and Mayor Ed Pawlowski before City Council
ALLENTOWN, Pa.

Allentown City Council unanimously has approved hiring Brent A. Hartzell, Detroit’s former budget director, as the city’s next finance director.

Allentown plans to spend $1.3 million on Cedar Beach

Cedar Beach Pool rendering
ALLENTOWN, Pa.

Allentown plans to spend about $1.3 million to recreate its Cedar Beach pool by next summer — with new attendance-boosting features including water slides, in-pool climbing walls and designated lanes for swimming laps.

Loan OK'd for purchase, development of former Glidden site

Old Glidden Paints site in Reading

Jon Rodriguez/69 News

HARRISBURG, Pa.

A state loan will help paint a brighter picture for one Reading neighborhood.